Tigers World Series Odds, Betting Picks & 2021 Predictions
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Detroit Tigers Odds
|World Series Odds||+10000|
|Regular Season Wins||68.5|
|To Make Playoffs||Yes +5000|
|Odds via DraftKings.|
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Detroit Tigers Pick
Over 67.5 Wins (FanDuel)
The Tigers are young and still rebuilding. They’re likely destined for another fourth- or fifth-place finish in the division. They’re at least a year or two away from trying to contend once again.
So why am I taking the over? Unlike some other rebuilding teams, the Tigers’ next core is mostly at or near major-league ready. We should see Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning in Detroit this season. (The former two debuted last season). Spencer Torkelson has a non-zero chance at debuting sometime in the second half, too. Later in the season is when you often see losing teams pack it in and start checking for tee times. The Tigers will be stocked with young players looking to prove they can stick long-term. For that reason, I think the over is the smart play here — just barely.
Projected 26-Man Roster
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Starting pitchers: Matthew Boyd, Tarik Skubal, Casey Mize, Julio Teheran, José Ureña
Bullpen: Gregory Soto, Bryan Garcia, Buck Farmer, José Cisnero, Derek Holland, Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Tyler Alexander
Catchers: Wilson Ramos, Grayson Greiner
Infielders: Jeimer Candelario, Miguel Cabrera, Willi Castro, Jonathan Schoop, Niko Goodrum, Harold Castro
Outfielders: Robbie Grossman, JaCoby Jones, Victor Reyes, Nomar Mazara, Akil Baddoo